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ERIC Number: ED184016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-18
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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Futuristic World Views: Modern Physics and Feminism. Implications for Teaching/Learning in Higher Education.
Perreault, Gerri
Modern physics and feminism are two seemingly disparate areas of human endeavor that pose important alternatives to and transformations of contemporary world views. Modern physics is a radical shift from the world view of classical physics, and feminism is a radical shift from the world view of patriarchy. Both emphasize interrelatedness and interconnectedness, wholeness and oneness, inseparability of observer and observed, transcendence of the either-or dichotomy, dynamic and organic processes, and the relativity of time. Congruence with these changes in world view calls for a number of changes in higher education, including an emphasis on the interconnectedness and interdependence of people and the planet, a linking of education to experience, an interdisciplinary context, a perspective of both students and knowledge as continually evolving, a balance of rational and intuitive ways of knowing, and recognition of the inseparability of knower and known. (Author)
Minnesota Women in Higher Education, 3224 Harriett Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the World Future Society (2nd, Minneapolis, MN, October 18-21, 1979)